Your challenge this week: to make one simple and thoughtful change this Christmas to reduce the amount of plastic your family uses. Before you are put off please let's begin by being reasonable and realistic here, there is no expectation for you to boycott all plastic. It's an impossible and unrealistic ask. Instead, learn a … Continue reading Challenge 18 – to make one mindful change to reduce your plastic usage this Christmas
Your challenge this week: to choose one or two items at the supermarket to donate to the local food bank. Talk to your children about food banks and discuss some of the issues surrounding food poverty. Take them to the shops to buy a few items and donate them to a food bank. This challenge … Continue reading Challenge 16 – to donate a food item, together with your child, to your local food bank.
Your challenge this week: to make a very simple birdfeeder using just pinecones, lard and birdseed, and then watch your garden birds go crazy for the extra food over the winter. It's a child-friendly project which I know you, your children, and the birds will find hugely rewarding. This challenge encourages the following values: Kindness, Responsibility, … Continue reading Challenge 15 – to make a simple winter treat for your garden birds
Your challenge this week: to eat pancakes for breakfast, to be as indulgent with your TOPPINGS as your TIME spent with your family around the table. This challenge encourages the following values: Kindness, Courage, Gratitude, Generosity, Resourcefulness, Patience. What you need to complete your challenge this week: At least 1 hour 100g of flour, 2 … Continue reading Challenge 14 – to eat pancakes for breakfast this weekend
Your challenge this week: to turn a forage into a feast, from hedgerow to jar. This challenge will give your children an insight into how a day out picking blackberries can, in a few short hours provide us something tasty to put on a crumpet! This challenge encourages the following values: Courage, Responsibility, Gratitude, Generosity, … Continue reading Challenge 13 – to turn a forage into a feast
Your challenge this week: to hold your family close and be fearless in the face of the heinous acts of terrorism that have been wrought upon innocent men, women and children in our own and so many other beautiful countries across the world. Love transcends fear and hate so choose love over everything, especially during … Continue reading Challenge 9 – Inspired by recent events it is simply this. Love and look after each other.
Your challenge this week: to volunteer your time for a good cause… “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” ~Oscar Wilde This challenge encourages the following values: Kindness, Courage, Responsibility, Gratitude, Generosity, Resourcefulness, Compassion, Optimism, Patience, Commitment. What you need to complete your challenge this week: To think about WHO … Continue reading Challenge 7 – to become a Volunteer, be it a small gesture of goodwill or regular commitment.